Doing Business with the Quran — Exploring the Sides to the Controversial Segment

5 min readMay 5, 2022


For centuries, scholars and people have debated whether it is ethical to do business with the Quran.

This piece explores the different elements of the business with the Quran and explores why it is permissible to have monetary aspects of the Quran.

Calligraphy — Adding Unique Perspective to the Quranic Verses

Calligraphy is the art of decorative handwriting that adds creative beauty to the written verses of the Quran. Throughout the Islamic world, efforts have been made by artisans to develop a distinct art style that reflects the beauty of the verses and conveys that to the masses.

Artisans take years upon years to train themselves in the art form with rigorous practice to develop the end result. A single calligraphy piece can take months to finish, depending on the complexity and elaboration.

Throughout the Muslim Ummah, there is a clear consensus present on the monetization of the artform. Calligraphy pieces share the message of the Quran and allow people to be reminded of the message of Allah. The valued art form is even considered to be socially good as artists around the world put in their time to create unique art forms in mosques and religious institutions to adorn the walls and provide a remembrance of the message of God to the believers.

The artisans working on the pieces have received compensation from Muslim authorities for the work put into the creation of the pieces in different ways. In other forms, rare calligraphy pieces have managed to attract high bids from Muslims around the world. The perspective provided by the calligraphy sheds light on the fact that it is permissible for the artists working on the art form to earn profits from their art form.

The Existing Market — Different Forms of Business with the Quran

Throughout the Islamic scripture and culture, different forms of business with the Quran are already present as an example of it being permissible to do business. Here are some notable examples of conventional culture and market.

Gold Coated Quran — Multiple variations of gold-plated versions of the Quran have emerged as artforms in the market throughout history. These versions have attracted widespread attention and business prospects due to the interest of bidders in the rare versions. The unique value of the pieces is a reflection of the sign of respect and reverence that has been shown by people in different regions in their way. The profit of these pieces has been uniquely established in the market and can be procured through specialized stores and auction houses.

According to the Auction House Christy’s a limited-edition piece managed to get over $8 million in the limited-edition sale. Reflecting the 15th-century Timurid preservation, the piece is a reflection of the existing market for religious pieces and artifacts.

Unique Versions of Quran — Other unique versions of the Quran have also emerged in the market, including really small and large-sized Qurans that have been attempted by affectionate artists throughout history and have managed to attract a market as a reflection of the efforts put in by the artisans in the creation of the pieces. These unique pieces

Rhinestone and Artistic DesignsIn other segments, versions of the Quran have been created by artists using rare diamonds, gems, and valuable materials to create a matchless piece featuring the Quranic verses. The unique designed pieces have been created throughout history and serve as an example of businesses with the Quran.

Teaching and Learning Initiatives — From color-coded versions to detailed translation booklets, different versions of the Quran have been created to present different options to people and create different versions of spreading the message. Quranic teachers and scholars have also been allowed to charge for the teaching process aside from the social positives of the process.

Jewelry and Adornments Necklaces, earrings, and rings featuring Quranic verses have been a common sight in Muslim cultures for centuries. These accessories have been used and accepted throughout history as a way of sharing the word of Allah. Signature jewelry pieces have managed to attract widespread attention due to their unique design and material composition. Scholars across the Muslim culture have accepted these artifacts as a commercial products.

These examples serve as a supporting aspect to the fact that the monetization of the Quranic pieces is an extension of artistic efforts and serves as a way to spread the message to a broader audience.

Exploring the Efforts — The Spirit Behind the Monetization of the Quran

Throughout the different versions of efforts made by artists and creators around the world, the unified spirit has been to put in the efforts to glorify the message of Allah and spread it to as many people as possible. Even though there is no way to assign value to the word of God, the value is associated by scholars and artists with the efforts put into creating a version that is artistically designed to be unique and presents a unique perspective on the art form in its entirety.

The unique artforms take up to thousands of hours from the artisans, and the aficionados around the world want to play their role in spreading the message of God, which creates the underlying market for the efforts and monetization of the Quran in different forms.

In the broader context, the efforts made by the artists are focused on spreading the creative message and creating an industry where the message is spread further to people in different ways and formats. The monetization aspect is primarily driven by affectionate lovers of the message that want to get their hands on the exclusive pieces similar to limited art forms.

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